ABBA fans rejoice, as the Swedish foursome are reuniting for an epic Waterloo exhibition at the Southbank Center. Located just a few steps away from Waterloo station, the exhibition comes 43-years after their classic pop-hit won the 1974 Eurovision Song contest.
The ABBA exhibition, called Super Troupers, is due to be an immersive experience, that lets you imagine what life would be like if you were one of the band. It’s like living out the ultimate ABBA fantasy life. Members of the band are getting together to bring memorabilia (much of which has never been seen before) from the ABBA museum in Stockholm along with stuff from their private collections. The immersive experience will guide you through different rooms, all based around different parts of the bands’ lives and careers. There will be a Polar recording studio room, which is where the band recorded most of their chart-toppers, and a Brighton Grand Hotel room replica, which is where ABBA stayed during the 1974 Eurovision.
It’s thought that only 17 people will be allowed to go through the Super Troupers exhibition at any one time; ensuring that the place isn’t too crowded and fans get to truly enjoy the experience. There will be handwritten notes, personal photographs, costumes, instruments, and even their Eurovision medals to gaze upon and imagine what life was like for Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Of the ABBA exhibition, Björn Ulvaeus has said:
Since our songs, which were written in the 70s, are still being played today it’s particularly interesting that the Southbank Centre exhibition is placing them in the temporal context in which they were created.
He’s not the only band member to be getting excited for the Super Troupers exhibition, Anni-Frid Lyngstad also had a few words to say:
We are so excited that the exhibition is taking place at the Southbank Centre, which is just a few short steps away from Waterloo.
The exhibition at the Southbank Center is part of their Nordic Matters year, where the life, art and culture of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway will be celebrated.
The ABBA Super Troupers exhibition will start December 14, 2017 and run through until April 29, 2018 so there’s plenty of time to get your Swedish pop fix. Tickets start from £15 and can be found here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/123377-abba-super-troupers-201718